July 4th Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Fest
Bring your pet uptown for our annual Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Fest! On Saturday, July 4 at 2:15, join us for this festive community event! Following the parade, play games and have some ice cream, generously donated by Peaches n' Cream!
Summer History Experiences for Kids!
It's not too early to sign the history-loving kid in your life up for one of the Historical Society's week-long summer history experiences! A Civil War Experience, an immersive program about Litchfield soldiers and the Civil War, takes place July 13 through 17. In August, participants in Litchfield Time Travelers will learn about a different period in the town's history each day. Contact us for more information!
The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield
Opening August 29, the Litchfield Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield will highlight the Society’s collection of original 1916 and 1918 house of Worth watercolor on paper fashion sketches. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s. The accompanying exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications, will feature beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the exhibit and book here.
Call to the Public for Litchfield Sports Objects and Images!
The Historical Society needs your help with their 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Sports and leisure play an important role in our lives today, just as it did for our ancestors. Whether you won the Litchfield road race in 1980, your grandfather belonged to the bicycle club in Northfield, your uncle played for the East Litchfield baseball team, or your very distant relatives enjoyed sleighing with the young ladies of the Female Academy we want to hear from you! Click here for more information.
Museums Open to the Public
The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School reopened to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit on woman suffrage Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights.
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